^auannalj Btatt College ^auannalf, (Georgia ®if£ (®nz Hxmbnb (Suietttg-JFtrat Commencement Sux ct Umtaa Sune (§m Nineteen Bwwrea ana ?Etgl|ttr ^euen Otytrtu f.ifll. &auannalf (Etuic (Eenter Sweater ©tier of Procession THE CHIEF MARSHAL THE CLASS MARSHALS CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS EMERITI THE GRADUATE FACULTY THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is in- dicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Assistant Professor of Industrial Education. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The College motto is "LuxEt Veritas" ("Light and Truth"). ORDER OF EXERCISES ♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Organist INVOCATION The Reverend Henderson Formey, Ed.S. Interim Minister, First Congregational Church SELECTION: "The 150th Psalm" Savannah State College Concert Choir James Thompson, Conductor Jerome Glover, Piano Accompanist Luther Washington, Organ Accompanist INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Cesar Franck COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. Acting President .... The Reverend Kelly Miller Smith, Sr., A.B., B.D., D.D. Pastor, First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill and Assistant Dean of the Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee SELECTION: "Hold On" Jester Hairston Savannah State College Concert Choir PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Charles Wade, Ed.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs School of Business Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems Thomas R. Eason, Ph.D. Business Administration and Office Administration Mary C. Torian, Ed.D. Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D. Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. Division of Social Sciences Isaiah Mclver, Ph.D. Division of Technical Sciences Lester B. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D. CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Clyde W. Hall Assisted by Charles Wade PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES James A. Eaton, Ed.D. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Savannah State College CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D. President, Armstrong State College Clyde W. Hall ALUMNI INDUCTION Roy L. Jackson, B.S. Vice President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S AWARDS Clyde W. Hall Recipients: John W. McGlockton, B.S., Chairman, Board of Directors, Carver State Bank J. Curtis Lewis, B.B.A., President, J. C. Lewis Ford Company Earl F. Brown, J. D., Director, Division of Community Relations, South Carolina Human Affairs Committee *The audience should remain seated. ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams SEVEN-FOLD AMEN ♦♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar James Thompson, Jr., Organist **The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. iBaccalauratte Segreea (Eonferrefc SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting ♦Afolabi, Rahim Albright, Ellis Savannah Baker, Janice M Savannah Bennett, Vanessa Jacksonville, Fla. Brown, Leroy Statesboro Butler, Carol Savannah Carr, Bobby L Moultrie Gilford, Patricia A Savannah Kaigler, Stephanie A Montezuma Lanier, Terry B Savannah ♦McNeil, James C Baxley Singleton, Marion Savannah Wallace, Beatrice E Savannah Finance Coakley, Bobby L Savannah Cutter, Gail V Savannah General Business Administration Baker, Connie C Savannah Butler, Festine L Savannah Chaney, Deborah E Savannah Collins, John W Jacksonville, Fla. Culver, James H Atlanta Davis, Bernard A Waycross Dawson, Louise M Brunswick Hubbard, Harold G Atlanta Jackson, Jimmy L Winder Jones, Benjamin F Lincolnton Lanham, Debra G Augusta Reynolds, Anthony J Savannah Richards, Deborah Savannah Thompson, Venus A Savannah Wallace, Joe N Savannah White, Prudence Savannah Management and Marketing Artis, Marsha M Savannah Benjamin, Vincent L Savannah Holloway, Janice D Cobbtown Milner, Shari L Savannah Office Administration LeCounte, Sharon E Riceboro Pinkney, Janice Savannah EDUCATION Elementary Education Alvin, Diane Y Savannah Armstrong, Margo D Waycross Bailey, Dianne M Savannah Bragg, Cora A Savannah Cannon, Betty J Savannah Conway, Alva J Savannah Cooper, Paulette S Midway Cotton, Pamela J Savannah Davis, Audrey G Monticello ♦Fields, Katherine A Savannah Gregory, Shakila B Savannah Hagans, Quelin T Savannah Harrell, Shirley L Baxley Harvey, Elaine M Bainesville Hicks, Constance D Townsend Hopkins, Marjorie Savannah Kennedy, Janice M Savannah Lee, Valery A Glenwood Patterson, Delores M Savannah Mike, Marilyn S Savannah Shuman, Carrie B Brunswick Simmons, Carolyn M Savannah Smith, Cynthia M Savannah Smith, Helen W Macon Welch, Dianne M Claxton Wells, Alma R Allenhurst Whitaker, Carrie L Savannah White, Deborah L Savannah Wiley, Faye L Savannah Wilhite, Judy E Savannah Williams, Emma L Savannah Williams, Marsha D Hinesville Wilson, Allison J Savannah McCorkle, Dorotha L Hardeeville, S.C. SECONDARY EDUCATION Art Education Jackson, Mary E Savannah James, Reginald T Atlanta Loadholt, Anthony Savannah Nyarko, Christiana Ghana Business Education Davis, Karen Augusta Terrell, Josephine Avera * English Education Simmons, Lawrence F Savannah Industrial Arts Education Blackshear, Alfred Savannah Pollard, Anthony L Savannah Trade and Industrial Education Bryant, 0. L Sylvania Cooley, Peter M Savannah Moore, Pierce Savannah Mathematics Education Scott, Patricia Savannah Music Education Jackson, Jeffrey J Savannah Johnson, Judy M Savannah Physical Education Butler, Cleveland St. Mary Butler, Raymond Savannah Glass, Tracy J Swifland, Maryland Melchor, Barbara Washington, D.C. Thomas, Michael A Millen Tolbert, Ernest E Augusta Wilcox, Kathy L Surrency Wilson, Charles R Savannah Social Studies Education Days, Judy Savannah Hopkins, Benjamin Savannah Jefferson, Jennifer J Albany Murray, Jeannette G Savannah Roberson, Phyllis Savannah Sallet, Celestine Savannah DIVISION OF HUMANITIES English Language and Literature Furman, Gerald Savannah Rivers, Richard Savannah DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Gaither, William Savannah ♦Newton, Deborah Savannah Screen, Patricia A Savannah Solomon, Marilyn Sylvania Stewart, Rodney Forsyth Tillman, David Claxton Chemistry Parrish, Elbert Savannah Mathematics Morris, Clover Savannah DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE Criminal Justice ♦Adams, Tom Savannah Cooper, Vanessa Augusta Emerson, Flora M Savannah Jenkins, Debra L Savannah Lash, Flavious Savannah Lemon, Robert L Savannah Lloyd, Alice D Savannah McLendon, Brenda Dublin Reynolds, Shelia Dublin Roberson, Clara R Swainsboro Thomas, Alvin G Hawkinsville History Gilford, Eloise M Savannah Social Work Edwards, Janice Y Lumpkin Jones, Effalena B Savannah Mewborn, Carolyn Savannah Stanley, Annie F Dublin Rivers, Beverly Jean Savannah Sociology Blake, Brenda Rincon Gainey, Sharon Volusta, Florida King, Yvonne Jeffersonville Moore, Alice Donaldsonville DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES Electronics Engineering Technology Blidge, Larry Savannah Collier, Henry Savannah Dennard, Benjamin Dry Branch Graham, Otha Vidalia Goldwire, Joe N Clyo Hargrow, Andrew C Peham Henry, Mamman D Nigeria Karimi, Mehdi M Iran Mitchell, Craig Savannah Purvis, David A Savannah Tran, Loc V Savannah Weston, III, William Richardson Tampa, Fla. Williams, Larry Midville Williams, Michael Macon Wright, Marion Savannah Mechanical Engineering Technology Hicks, Otis Savannah Patel, Kirt B Savannah Dietetics and Institutional Management Burnes, Althea Westbury, New York Textiles and Clothing Fields, Lamae H Savannah Mobley, Debra F Jesup *In absentia NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. MASTER'S DEGREES CONFERRED MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION Vanessa Jenkins B.S. North Carolina Central Univ. 1977 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Terence W. Babylon B.A. Mallie Baldwin Clark, Jr B.B.A. Jim Franklin Conner, Jr B.B.A. Harvey S. Erlich B.S. Marian Ann Hutcherson M.S. Judy W. Jennings B.A. Billy Talbot Kennedy B.S. Robert John Kunka B.S. Joe A. McCarty B.S. Raymond Mayhew Murray B.B.A. Russell Tyler-Ost, Jr B.B.A. Harold Arthur Webster B.S. The Citadel Armstrong State College Armstrong State College Northeastern University University of Georgia University of Mississippi Florida State University North Carolina State Univ. Clemson University Armstrong State College University of Georgia U.S. Naval Academy 1968 1976 1977 1960 1974 1976 1969 1965 1968 1973 1976 1944 Honor (&tnbxmtzB June 1, 1980 MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749) Tom J. Adams Vanessa Alvita Bennett Peter M. Cooley Benjamin Hopkins Christiana 0. Nyarko Carolyn Monroe Simmons Dianne Michelle Welch CUM LAUDE (3.00 to 3.399) Marsha Marie Artis Valery Annette Lee Larry Blidge Alice Renee Moore Raymond Butler Clover Matthew Morris Gail Valentia Cutter Jeannette Glover Murray Judy Days Delores Marie Patterson Tracy Jerard Glass David Alan Purvis Mary E. Kimber Jackson Helen Wilson Smith Stephanie Ann Kaigler Beatrice Elizabeth Wallace MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Vanessa Bennett Raymond Butler Benjamin Hopkins MEMBERS OF BETA KAPPA CHI NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY Patricia Screen MEMBERS OF PI GAMMA MU NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY Tom Adams Benjamin Hopkins Alice M. Moore MEMBERS OF SIGMA TAU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY Richard Rivers MEMBERS OF ZETA ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER OF LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON HONOR SOCIETY Tom Adams SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow 'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. — J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1980 Summer School June 16 - August 19 1980 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 18 Upperclassmen, September 19 ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory— (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.